< style="color:;" class=" subtitle ">BUTTERYFLY CLASS

3.5 TO 5 YEAR OLDS

In the Butterfly Class (pre-K/TK) our primary goal is to get your child socially, emotionally and academically prepared for Kindergarten. Our focus will be on introducing your child to age-appropriate reading skills, which include rhyming, phonics, and sight words. as well as making your child comfortable writing letters, numbers.

 

The Butterfly Class will also introduce your child to the amazing world of science and math in both fun and creative ways. The Butterfly Class will also continue to build your child’s confidence and skill set by developing social skills with peers and learning valuable leadership skills.

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Play is the highest form of research.

Albert Einstein

< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">General Curriculum Outline

Circle Time

• Letter recognition activities

• Calendar and weather

• Songs and poems

• Songs and poems

• Rhyming games

• Number sorting & patterns

• Pre-reading skillss

• Pre-reading skills

• Group discussions

• Phonics awareness activities

• Sign language

Music & Movement

• Games

• Dancing

• Exercise

• Instruments

• Outdoor Sports

• Yoga

Socialization & Free Play

• Letter recognition activities

• Calendar and weather

• Songs and poems

• Rhyming games

• Sign language

• Number sorting

• Pattern recognition

• Story telling

• Pre-reading skills

• Group discussions

• Phonics awareness activities

Other Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on each individual child and his/her ability. We will have themes that we will follow and introduce a new letter each week, but your child will help create and determine what we learn.

Arts & Crafts

• Self Portraits

• Cut and paste

• Free art

• Sensory play

• Seasonal & Holidays art

HUGS GIVEN

JOKES TOLD

GAMES PLAYED

STORIES TOLD

< style="color:#868585;" class=" subtitle ">SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE OF OUR ACTIVITIES

  • Breakfast (bring from home) 7:30
  • Table choice 8:00
  • Exploring Choices  8:30
  • Welcome songs, circle time, crafts 9:00
  • Snack 10:15
  • Outdoor play 10:30
  • Lesson time (see monthly calendar) 11:00
  • Lunch (not provided) & outdoor play 11:45
  • Story time 12:45
  • Nap & rest time 1:00
  • Table choice 3:00
  • Snack & Outdoor Play 3:30
  • Arts & Crafts 4:30
  • Songs & games 5:00
  • School closed 5:30

If a child can't learn the way we teach, then we should teach the way they learn.

Ignacio Estrada

MICHELLE HERERRA

Owner & Teacher

Michelle has over 10 years experience as a Pre-K teacher, and was formerly the Assistant Director at Kindercourt Academy in San Carlos. After having her son, Michelle was inspired to start Playful Tots so that she could continue to provide each child with the individualized love, care and attention that will enable him/her to thrive socially and academically.

 

Michelle grew up in Redwood City and graduated from Woodside High School. She received her ECE certificate from Canada College, and is good standing with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Professional Association of Childhood Education.

MY CLASSES EMPHASIZE

HUGS · 100%
ARTS & CRAFTS · 95%
READING · 85%
WRITING · 85%
SOCIALIZING · 75%